Public Policy and Private Interest explains the complexities of the policy making process in a refreshingly clear way for students who are new to this subject. The key topics it explains are:
The text is fully illustrated throughout with a broad range of national and international case studies on subjects such as the banking crisis, the creation of unitary authorities and global environmental policy and regulation.
Combining both a clear summary of debates and theories in public policy and a new and original approach to the subject, this book is essential reading for students of public policy and policy analysis.
‘This is a cogent and well written exposition of the complex nature of the public policy process. It is a process shot through with differing values and self interest. Yet, as the book rightly argues seeking policy solutions to complex problems is a crucial part of the political realm. A key strength of the book is the way it combines theoretical analysis and a discussion of some of the key policy challenges of today.’ - Hugh Atkinson, London South Bank University, UK.
‘In Public Policy and Private Interest Jim Chandler gives the public policy text book a much needed make-over. Chandler covers a wide range of thinkers, concepts and debates expertly and with a welcome lightness of touch. The book will be an invaluable text for any undergraduate or masters level public policy course.’ – Jonathan Davies, De Montfort University, UK.
2. The Legacy of the 'Scientific' Origins of Policy Studies
3. Subjective Approaches
4. Policy, Ideology and Ideas
6. Ethics and Public Policy
7. Policy and Power
8. Public Policy in Autocracies
9. Liberal Democracy
10. Networks and the Advocacy Coalition Framework
11. Getting Policy on the Agenda
12. Evaluation and Validation
13. Refining Policy Towards Legitimation
15. Policy Evolution
16. Success and Failure
17. Deliberative Policy Making
This series provides high-quality textbooks and teaching materials for upper-level courses on all aspects of public policy as well as policy analysis, design, practice and evaluation. Each text is authored or edited by a leading scholar in the field and aims both to survey established areas and present the latest thinking on emerging topics.